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that crashed, and it was his first time landing the plane at sfo. >> the ntsb revealed lee and the captain trying to abort the landing seconds before it crashed. warnings went off in the cockpit before it crashed. and preliminary finds from the flight data recorder show the plane was flying below the target speed. >> now we have live team coverage on these developments, and some amazing survival stories. let's start with the investigation into what went wrong. abc 7 news reporter laura anthony is live at sfo tonight. laura? >> reporter: hi, dan. we're learning tonight the pilot of this plane had lots of experience and other types of planes, like 747s, but not this one. still, the ntsb is not ready to call this crash pilot error. the pilot of the asiana flight that crash landed at sfo saturday had never flown a 777 into san francisco before. a spokeswoman for asiana told reuters, quote, it was lee kang-kook's maiden flight to the airport with the jet. he was in training. even a veteran gets training for a new jet. >> everything is on the table right now. it is too early to rule anything out
'll start at sfo. reporter: the ntsb says the flight and voice data recorders from the airplane show a problem-free flight up until all of a sudden the last seven seconds. what must have been a harrowing seven seconds for the crew, who tried literally at the last second to abort the landing. >> this ntsb picture shows the voice and flight data recording boxes from the flight. the so-called black boxes were flown to the washington, dc lab overnight and investigators already have some preliminary information from them. the voice recorder shows the crew that seconds to try to recover, two few seconds to prevent the crash landing. the voice recorder shows ate seven seconds they realized their air speed is well below the target speed. at four seconds before impact, instruments alert the crew the plane is about to stall. at one and a half second before impact, the crew calls for a good-around of the target air speed somewhats 137 knot but recorders show the engine throttles were idle and the approach speed well below that. >> speed was signaturently below 137 knots, and we're not talk ba
coming directly from asiana airlines he had plenty of experience but not in this type of plane. n.t.s.b. released findings that show the flight's final approach to sfo had some serious problems. >> handling appeared routine until the controller noticed that the aircraft hit the seawall. >> too slow and too low, without drawing any conclusions they were flying well below the landing speed when the tail slammed into the wall. >> the speed was significantly below 137 knots. >> n.t.s.b. chief says that is obvious by the flight 214's data recorder and voice recorder where a crew member called for a go around 1.a 5 seconds before impact. >> they don't want to land but fly power and go around and try to land again. >> you don't seeing a expect to see a professional air crew dragging a plane along. >> it shows what it looked like after the crash. with oxygen masks deployed and they released ground shots as they examined the wreckage. while the investigation behind the causes of the crash is just beginning, most of sfo ease runways are now open. >> runway 28 right is back in service. three of ou
firefighters arrived. a team from the ntsb is expected to be on the scene by this afternoon. >> all right. and now to that otherly deadly plane crash we've been following so closely. >> overnight we learned the pilot of that plane that crashed in san francisco was training for that specific type of aircraft. the ntsb released this video overnight showing investigators looking through the wreckage. the landing gear, pieces of the wing and the debris covered runway. >> and it's our first look inside the plane after the crash. mangled headrests, aisles of seats collapsed, oxygen masks hanging from the ceiling. abc's brandi hitt is live in san francisco with the very latest. good morning, brandi. >> reporter: good morning, john. good morning, tai. that's right. we've learned one of the pilots was training to fly this aircraft when it crash landed killing two people, and those black boxes recovered from the wreckage, they are revealing more details about those terrifying final moments. just seven seconds before impact, one of the crew members on asiana flight 214 called out the plane needed to
when a plane crashed on the runway. the flight recorders had been recovers. the ntsb tweeted out these photos of the flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder. investigators hope that will give some critical clues. here's what we know about the victims. two 16-year-old girls were killed in that crash. they are chinese nationals. asiana airlines identifies them as ye mengyuan and wang linjia. a doctor at san francisco general hospital told us last hour six people there remain in critical condition including a child. officials say they're seeing severe injuries like head trauma and paralysis. the faa said this afternoon some flights destined for san francisco could be delayed up to nine hours today. dan simon joins us live from the airport. what is the latest there. dan. >> reporter: hi, fredericka. it's been a little more than 24 hours since this crash happened and the investigation appears to be well under way. investigators have been out to that scene trying to figure out any type of clue to determine what may have heaped here. we know, as you reported, the flight data rec
of the ntsb chairman and the investigator in charge examining the interior of the plane. they have the black boxes that are filled with crucial information about what happened on that flight and they are already on their way back to washington for analysis. this morning in korea, the ceo of asiana airlines held a news conference saying he does not believe the crash was caused by mechanical failure. though he refused to blame the pilots, all of whom he said were highly trained. >> very interesting. a slightly confusing press conference there. abc news has team coverage on this developing story. and start with cecilia vega in san francisco. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, dan and bianna. we know that there were 61 american citizens on board flight 214. we're learning more about the other passengers, 30 of them were children. investigators are saying this is nothing short of a crash landing. as for those who witnessed the whole thing, they say it's a miracle so many survived. the nightmare happened in the final seconds of a 10 1/2-hour flight from seoul, south korea, to san francisco.
has crashed, killing all ten people aboard. the ntsb saying asiana flight 214 was traveling well below its target landing speed and that the plane's eerienced pilot was new to the 777. unrest in egypt continues pushing up the price of oil. late breaking detail of that. plus 19 arizona firefighters remembered in a solemn ceremony. >>> d-day for american espionage suspect edward snowden. and 40 people still missing from a highly explosive train derailment. "early today" starts right now. >> announcer: this is "early today" for monday, july 8th. >>> good morning to you. i'm richard lui. as investigators work to find the cause of saturday's deadly plane crash in san francisco, this morning there is word it's happened again. this time in alaska. officials say all ten people on board were killed when the small plane went down sunday and burst into flames. the single engine plane crashed just after takeoff around 11:00 a.m. local time. no word yet on a cause but it's the second small plane crash in alaska since june 28th. in a state where air traffic is very common. the team from the national
safety board arrived, they tweeted out this picture of the ntsb chairman and the examiner in charge examining the plane. they have the black boxes and are on their way back to washington for analysis. this morning in korea, the ceo of asiana airlines he would a news conference saying he does not believe it was mechanical failure, although he refused to blame the pilots all who were highly trained. >> we have team coverage. and start with cecilia vega in san francisco. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, dan and bianna. we know that 61 american citizens were on board the flight, and 30 of the passengers were children. investigators are calling this a crash-landing. witnesses who saw the whole thing say it's a miracle so many survived. the nightmare happened in the final seconds of a ten and a half hour flight from seoul, south korea to san francisco. a devastating crash landing that killed two and injured nearly 200. 2227 a.m., flight 214 was on the final approach when witnesses say it hit the ground hard, tail first, feet from the runway, scattering debris before coming to rest
recovered. the ntsb tweeted out these photos of the flight data recorder and the cockpit voice recovereder. investigators hope that will give the critical clue or two to explain what happened before the plane hit. here's what we know right now. two 16-year-old girls were killed in that crash. they are chinese nationals. officials say their bodies were found on the runway. all 305 other people on that flight survived, but some remain in critical condition. the faa said this afternoon that some flights destined for san francisco could be delayed up to nine hours. miguel marquez joins us live right now from the airport. so give us the latest on the press conference that is likely to happen and what are passengers doing at the airport right now. >> reporter: there are haveare g lines at the airport. we're starting to get back to normal. the press conference will now be later this afternoon. we expect them to give us an update on the black boxes and the information they are getting from them but exactly where the investigation is going. 11:34 a.m., passengers report pilot increased begin power
that before. we do have new video from the ntsb for you. the airline admits the pilot was in training for this type of plane. the pilot only had 43 hours flight time with the boeing 777. investigators also reveal the pilot struggled with the aircraft. almost stalled out in those seconds before the final minutes. about 7 seconds before the plane hit, the crew called for more speed. the plane was going dangerously slow and a second and a half before impact, a crew member called for a go around to avoid crashing. the ntsb still says it's too soon to point any fingers. >> the ntsb conducts very thorough investigations. we will not reach a determination of probable cause in the first few days we're on an accident scene. we want to make sure we gather all the evidence and the facts early in the investigation. >> reporter: now, as you mentioned earlier, south korea's government plans to inspect on all boeing 777 planes owned by both asiana and korean airlines. we are hoping for another update later this morning. we know there is a planned briefing at 11:00. reporting live, back to you in the
recovered and the ntsb tweeted out this and investigators hope what is the critical clue just before the plane hit. here's what we know about the victims. two 16-year-old girls were killed in that crash. they're chinese nationals. asiana airlines identifies them as ye mengyuan and wang linjia. officials say their bodies were found on the runway. all the other people survived but some in critical condition. some flights destined for san francisco could be delayed up to nine hours. dan simon joins us live from the airport. give this is latest. >> reporter: hi, fred. what we can tell you at this hour is investigators are aggressively searching for clues what happened here. as you said, those flight data recorders have been recovered and shipped to washington d.c. and data will be extracted and hopefully that will lead some clues. at this point, nothing has been ruled out including pilot error. the airlines ceo says apparently there was no problem with the engine or no mechanical problems with that airplane. we should also point out survivors and witnesses say it appeared the 7-year-old
aircraft anomalies or concerns. >> reporter: these new ntsb photos show seats crushed and jumbled together. amazing so many survived. >> everybody screamed. dark and most of ash. everywhere is ash. >> reporter: some passengers thrown from the plane, suffering road rash from skidding along the runway. >> we got there within three minutes. there were flames coming off the plane. >> reporter: the parents of two teenage girls killed in the crash grief stricken, their daughters headed for summer camp here in california. more than a dozen are still hospitalized, two of them paralyzed. still such a violent crash and so few injuries and deaths. >> it is nothing short of a miracle that we had literally 123 people walk away from this. >> reporter: a miracle prompting many questions. >> oh, my god. oh, my god. >> reporter: and adding to the tragedy of all of this, the san mateo county coroner here saying one of those young women who died may have been hit by an emergency vehicle as it was rushing to the plane. it's not clear whether that person was already dead when the vehicle may have hit it. the m
head of the ntsb and the hero beon the hudson are here. >> eliot spitzer joins us with why he's getting back into politics. >> and we'll talk to wimbledon champ andy murray about making tennis history. we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> during the approach the data indicate that the air speed was below the target air speed. >> investigators search for answers in the crash of asiana flight 214. >> the pilot had only 43 hours of experience flying the boeing 777. >> it was the first time landing this type of plane at sfo. 307 people were on board. two chinese citizens died. >> 182 people rushed to hospitals around the city. >> a huge amount of spine fractures, some of which include paralysis. >> emergency vehicles are responding. >> investigators are investigating whether a rescue vehicle ran over a survivor on the runway. >> a crash at a small airport in alaska killing all ten on board. officials say the air taxi was taking off when it crashed and burst into flames. >> 40 still missing following a m
initially kept firefighters from reaching the wreckage. victims have not been identified. an ntsb team expected to arrive this morning. now to the asiana flight 214 that crashed at san francisco airport. started to see remarkable images of the aftermath. >> this video from ntsb released moments ago. from the up-close vantage point so far. it shows the burned out shell of the boeing 777 as well as the the plane's massive landing gear and all kinds of debris scattered down the runway. >> abc's david muir is in san francisco where he talked to passengers about the harrowing few moments. >> reporter: the aerial view of the boeing 777, charred jumbo jet as it sits off the runway after crashing while coming in for landing at san francisco's airport. the fuselage, nothing but a giant burned out crater now, most of the roof gone. the nightmare began to unfold in the final second of asiana flight 214 as it approached the runway. it was before noon, 11:27 pacific time saturday when the flight and the pilots were on their final approach. witnesses telling us it hit the ground with tremendous forc
. the crash of asiana flight 214 ut of sfo. the ntsb will hold a briefing about 11:30 to update us on their investigation. preliminary investigation showing the aircraft approaching too low and too slow to land safely. the pilot tried to correct the plane in final seven seconds before the crash, but at that point it was simply too late. asiana airlines says the pilot landing the flight was training to fly that 777 and had never landed one at sfo. the airline says a more experienced copilot was also on board and does not believe the training pilot was the cause of this crash. the crash ended up killing two teenage girls from china. this morning their parents, among dozens of victim family members who left china for san francisco. once they meet with the victims' families, the coroner is expected to release information on how the girls were killed, including whether one of them may have been hit by a fire truck responding to the scene. meteorologist christina loren is telling us it's a pretty nice way to start the workweek. >> we have gray skies, overcast conditions over the bay brid
's deadly plane crash at san francisco airport. this afternoon the ntsb agents planned to speak with the flight crew on-board asiana flight 214. the focus is centering on the pilot who only had 43 hours logged on that 777 aircraft. tom costello is live in san francisco. tom, what about the possibility of pilot error? >> reporter: clearly that is going to be on the ntsb's radar here as they try to figure out what happened. the reason they are looking at that is because we know this plane was coming in very low and very slow at between 100 and 116 knots. generally when you come in to a landing here at san francisco international airport with a 777, you want to be at 137 knots, then add five knots for safety. out there on the runway behind me, you see the broken shelf flight 214 out on runway 28 left right now. investigators going through that wreckage, piece by piece, and they will do that for the next several days. this will be a long exhaustive process and you can imagine it is going to take some time but we do know that that pilot you were talking about, his name is captain coo
ntsb investigator is with us tonight. the early read from the voice and data recorders were the ingins were performing fine, the flaps were set. yet this plane somehow slips far below the approach speed. what are your thoughts? >> that's going to be a big question that needs to be answered. the board has to verify that that was the correct speed for the weight. but then they have to find out why the crew didn't monitor that speed and see that it was falling below their target earlier than they did. it's apparent that one of the crew members said increase your speed. but by then the accident sequence was already happening. and by the time they reacted and pushed the power up, the airplane settled into the ground. >> back me up a second. i know planes have auto throttle. is this the case where that would have been controlling the speed or would the pilots have positive control? >> it's a combination of both. that's what the board is going to have to ferret out is were they using part of the automation or a lot of the automation during the approach. and even if they do use the automation,
in a states where air traffic is frequent. a team from the ntsb is scheduled to arrive this afternoon. >>> now to the crash of flight 214 in san francisco. this morning we're the getting our first look inside the jumbo jet. you can see what's left with many seats becoming mangled on impact. the voice recorder has been recovered. they are looking closely at the plane's actions shortly before the crash when i pilots appeared to abort the landing. >> a go-around occurred 1.5 seconds before impact. >> the crash tore the plane into two main pieces with its tail separating from the rest of the plane. it's still unclear what role, if any, the pilot played 234 the accident. it was the pilot's training flight in a 777 but that he had thousands of hours of experience and had landed 747s before at san francisco's airport. >>> of the 307 people on board two teens from china are confirmed dead and officials are looking into one of those 16-year-old girls might have been killed by a rescue vehicle. an autopsy will be performed later this week. >>> answers of asylum for edward snowden. three countries are of
killed one of those two teens. we have this from ntsb. this is video from inside the plane. it shows mangled rows of seat. you can see the debris. this is scattered along the runway, including a part of a wing. the plane was coming in too low and too slow. the back end struck the seawall. that's at the end of the runway severing the tail. sent the plane skidding on its belly. dan simon is at the san francisco airport. we're learning more and more about the pilot had only 43 hours of experience on this plane. do we believe the investigators think this lack of experience flying this particular aircraft had something to do with the crash? >> reporter: the bottom line is we don't know. one would think based upon what we have seen from the data recorders is they will be looking at pilot error very closely. let me tell you about this press conference. we'll be hearing from first responders, police officers and firefighters who responded to that scene in the minutes after this crash occurred. by all accounts they we are formed heroically rescuing these victims, but there's something uncomfo
of it? >> i think the ntsb continues to signal all they're seeing is indications of pilot error. somewhere along the line human beings made mistakes and it's at the point where they say we're getting so much evidence that's pointing to one conclusion that they're probably going to be nervous and take a look and make sure there's no mechanical problems. >> you have a model of a 777 right there. i understand you have a friend who was a pilot and he was flying two planes behind the aircraft that crashed? >> yes. >> what did he see? >> he had made two observations, one how professional the authorities were getting the people off the airplane. the other as he flew over as they waved off and went by the crash site, he actually said that he remarked to his co-pilot, he said there are a lot of people that just died down in and so it was a surprise, a shock for him to come back and find that the casualty count was so low. >> exactly. many people, when you see the aftermath, it's amazing that more people were not seriously injured and killed from this. we keep seeing this right here, colo
went wrong? nobody knows right now. the ntsb is hoping to talk to the crew today. we do know it appears this crew was coming in too low, too slow. they tried to abort at the last minute, but it was far too late. the so-called brach black boxes, flight data and cockpit voice recorders are shedding light what happened in the final seconds of asiana flight 218. during the approach, the conversations in the cockpit were routine, no indication of any problems until just seconds before landing. at seven seconds before impact, a call from one of the pilots to increase the speed. the 777 was coming in too slow, below its target speed of 137 knots, just over 157 miles per hour. >> we're not talking about a few knots here. we're talking about a significant amount of speed below 137. >> reporter: just three seconds later, the crew gets a warning, the plane is about to stall, losing lift, and its ability to fly. less than two seconds before impact, the pilot calls to abort the landing, but it's too late. the jet slams into the seawall at the runway's edge. this image from an eyewitness shows the p
. but, again, that needs to be, you know, finalized by the ntsb. and we're very early in the investigation. but it does not appear as though there is a design defect, malfunction, anything related to the manufacturing of this 777. and as a result, i think you're going to see little, if any, reaction in terms of the stock of boeing and the long-term implications for boeing. >> the interesting thing here, phil, is -- i don't know a lot about planes. but, you know there's enough systems on board planes theoretically these planes should be able to land themselves. to have an accident like this where it was just too low and not going fast enough seems extraordinary. >> reporter: it does seem extraordinary. we take for granted that when pilots are flying planes, the assumption that many of us make is, well, he puts it on autopilot and just glides it right into the airport. and that's not always the case. at the end of the day, you want your pilot to be able to maneuver the airplane, to make the changes that are necessary. and not just glide the plane in. again, it's so early
investigation? san francisco with the head of the ntsb, deborah hersman, chuck todd, dr. nancy snyderman and adventurer bear grylls will be here in the studio. up next the top stories in the politico playbook. first bill karins, not really an adventurer. >> no. >> we kind of like him. >> kind of like him? >> kind of good to see you. >> one day a week. let me know what day that is. >> okay. >> good morning, everyone. overnight tropical storm chan tell formed. our third storm already in the early hurricane season. this is not expected to be a huge ordeal but the forecast path does have me at least interested. the storm well to the east of the lesser antilles and 700 miles from barbados. not expected to become a big powerful storm but should be somewhere near florida or the bahamas as a weak system. now we have storms heading across illinois and wisconsin overnight. you're going to deal with the rainy morning there. we've had very warm temperatures this last week or two. today will be no exception. the humidity, it's still very high from chicago all the way through dallas. that's a high hum
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